Creating the Perfect Wine Gift Basket
Giving gifts on special occasions, such as holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries have
been a tradition for centuries. When it comes to gift giving, people tend to have a
problem with one thing, which is figuring out what type of gift that they should give. If
you are looking for the perfect gift to give, then nothing will come close to a wine gift
You really can’t go wrong with a wine gift basket unless the person you give it to doesn’t
drink. If the person you give it to does not drink wine, they will still be able to enjoy the
other goodies inside the basket and can cook with the wine.
However, even if wine gift baskets are considered to be a great gift idea, you have to
remember that you need to do it right in order to make it even more special.
For starters, the wine you should include in the wine gift basket shouldn’t be the cheap
variety. Instead, try going for mid range bottles. This will taste great and it will surely be
appreciated by the person receiving the gift. Besides, try putting yourself in the situation
of the person receiving the wine gift basket. Surely you wouldn’t enjoy drinking a bottle
of cheap wine, right?
You really don’t have to go overboard when it comes to buying the wine for the gift
basket. Vintage wines are great but they can be very expensive. If you don’t have the
cash for it, go for mid range bottles. If you don’t know a thing about wines, try to ask a
wine connoisseur or the clerk at the winery. They will be more than happy to help you
out and you will also learn a thing or two about wines.
Along with the bottle of wine in the wine gift basket, you should also include a couple of
wine glasses. A clear, crystal glass will do. Along with the glasses, you have to dress
them up in your wine gift basket with wine charms. Place the charms at the base of the
Although cheese can be a great addition to the wine gift basket as they are known to be
great matches for wines, they are not really the best option. If you really want to play
with the flavor and enhance the flavor of the wine, chocolates should be a great addition.
Now, when it comes to choosing chocolates, always remember that like wines, you
should go for fine chocolates. A box or two of fine Belgian chocolate truffles are great.
However, you need to remember that it’s still important to pair the wine with the right
chocolate. This means that if you are going to give away a bottle of dark wine or full
bodied wine, you should go for dark chocolates and creamy or milk chocolates for light
Lastly, you have to decorate the wine gift basket. Do so with silk cloths, roses or rose
petals, and ribbons. This will make the simple gift look a lot more elegant and tasteful.
By doing it right, you can be sure that the wine gift basket you give will be very special
and appreciated by the person you give it to.
Article written by Art Jones for http://denisegoddessofwine.blogspot.com
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